Friday, January 30, 2009
Last Monday, a good friend of mine provided with some free tickets for a basketball game... 4 hours before the game! The Wizards were playing against Shaquille O'Neal, I mean the Arizona Suns. Since I didn't have a lot of time, I posted a message on my Facebook, inviting the few close friends I know in DC.
Within 5 minutes I had already people calling me to get them tickets... and luckily, they ended up in the hands of those who had been good friends to me, or at least people I appreciate for what they do in life. It was a great chance to tell them thank you --even though the tickets were given to me by a third party, anyways.
When I arrived to Verizon Center, I was so tired - it was one of those days when the weather and work make me want to go home and lay down. After I delivered the tickets to my smiling friends, I was standing at the entrance door but not really feeling like watching that game. So I walked around the arena, searching for someone who might want to use it.
Eventually, and because it was really cold, I walked in the Regal movie theater and there he was this guy standing there looking kinda sad. I told him about the free game ticket... but he walked away with a scared expression. (lol)
So I went out towards the Chinese arch at 7th street, and then this guy was there, and within two seconds I knew he wanted a ticket, which he confirmed: he was waiting for his friend in the cold, hoping to buy one from the not-so-clandestine resellers. I was just tired, so I said "I don't want you to sale this ticket so I will meet you at the entrance..." 5 minutes later he was there, and he accepted for me to take his photo. He had the most amazing smile, and that made my day.
On yeah, I heard the Wizards lost. Gilbert Arenas when are you coming back?
Posted by Carlos QC